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Old 10th July 2010, 14:41   #1
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Default Maruti 800 Seat Problems

I own a ' 95 model maruti 800. The drivers seat on the car has worn badly. I was welded many times. Yesterday when i was driving it, the backrest just gave up. Lucky i was not i a crowded road. Please suggest that should i go for a new maruti 800 seat or any other. Is welding it recommended?
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Old 10th July 2010, 19:04   #2
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It could be a seat adjustment toothed gear slippage. If worn excessively, better to go in for total replacement.
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The vehicle being a 95 model due to wear and tear there could be issues like these better go in for a replacement rather than welding it repeatedly as it has been of no avail till now.
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Along with the seat, you need to change your seat mechanic too. He obviously didn't perform a good job the first time around, which is why you needed to repeatedly weld the frame.

I would suggest finding a competent seat specialist, completely stripping down your chairs to the bone, and then refurbishing completely. It'll cost you a fraction of the price for a new seat. For a 15 year old car, I'd guess budget is important. I'd guesstimate the bill to read Rs. 1,500 - 2,000 per seat (including frame repair, new foam, support and rexine).
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Old 21st September 2010, 23:04   #5
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This appears to be a common problem for M800s. My 96 model had similar problems. gear slipping after 110K. At times can be dangerous if you are not holding on to the steering literally.
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My 97model 800 has those knobs beyween the D & P seat. They have to be rotated for recline (a painful design in the first place). I had this slipping problem and the D.seat would fall back occassionally. The seat would find its own sweet spot where it would be stable and we had to adjust to that.

When enquired last month, the meahanic said he would replace the mechanism that would cost about Rs. 1200/-.

While I was away last weeken, Dad decided to do the needful. He found his comfortable position and got the backrest welded to the base frame, as I drive the other car most of the time.

And now the 800's seat is like a truck, in a fixed position. Can only slide front back. :(
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